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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
, the fact is they are attacking the wrong plan. the truth is under the reform proposed either by senator udall or merkley or the one they have together or even under my proposal, the filibuster would still be a tool. the filibuster would still be a tool. 60 votes would be needed to enact a measure or confirm a nominee. now, under their proposal, it would still require 60 votes. under my proposal, as i first laid out in this body in 1995, i said, you know, sure, okay, on the first vote after you got the cloture petition filed, the first vote would require 60 votes. if you didn't have 60 votes, you would have to wait three days, file another cloture petition. then you would need 57 votes. if you didn't get 57, you would have to file another cloture petition, wait three days, you would need 54 votes. if you didn't get that, you would file another cloture petition, wait three days, then you would need 51 votes. under this proposal that i have worked out with other groups and other people over the last almost 20 years, the fact is the filibuster would be used for what it was intended -- slow
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
quote provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or the congress than what you said. name one dumb thing we have been goaded in to do because of the pressure of the israeli or jewish lobby. >> i have already stated that i regret the term nlg. >> you said back then it makes us do dumb things. you can't name one senator intimidated. now give me one example of the dumb things we're pressured to do up here. >> we were talking in that interview about the middle east. about positions. about israel. >> now that exchange followed another faceoff earlier today with senator john mccain over the war in iraq. >> will you please answer the question? will you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since until nam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference -- >> are you -- the question is,
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
amen. >> and now we are going to go live to the floor of the senate. you can see the full event we just watch online at the senate as gaveling in for great a business -- morning business. it is now planned legislative work today. live coverage now of the u.s. senate. the president pro tempore: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, today give our senators the second wind of your passion, power, and perseverance. fill them with the assurance of your presence. may they seek to live with the knowledge that you have chosen them to serve you and country. protect their thoughts and actions from temptation, as you control all they say and do by the power of your spirit, as their lives bring glory to your name. lord, remind them that they pass through this life but once, so that they must not take this day for granted, but live to honor you. we pray in your great name. amen. the president pro tempore: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegia
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
groups. we are show you others sworn in during the day, and now to live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the vice president: the senate will come to order. the chaplain will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, we thank you that we are more than conquerors because you love us. we praise you that today your conquering spirit has brought our beloved senator mark kirk back to work in these hallowed halls. we're grateful that nothing can separate us from your love, neither death nor life, nor heights nor depth, nor any created things. give our senators today, spiritual, intellectual, and physical revitalization, infusing them with your peace and power. bless the lawmakers who will take the oath today. fill them with your spirit so that their lives will honor you. we pray in your merciful name. amen. the vice president: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to our flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justi
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
? the presiding officer: senator. mr. harkin: madam president, i ask further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. harkin: madam president, on january 29 in 2009, president obama signed the lily ledbetter fair pay act. the critical law, legislation signed into law by president obama after his first election, reversed the outrageous supreme court decision in ledbetter and made clear a worker like ledbetter who had not earned a raise for years still had recourse to challenge her wage discrimination. today we celebrate the enactment of this important law, but at the same time we must recognize it was only a first step. we need to do much more to ensure all workers in our society are paid fairly for their work and are not shortchanged because of their gender, race or other personal characteristic. that is why four years after enactment of the lilly ledbetter fair pay act, i am proud to introduce once again the fair pay act, a bill i have introduced in every congress since 1996. let me give some background here. in 1963, congr
Jan 25, 2013 4:00am EST
it and then they think they might be against it. how do you make policy like that? well, today the senator who got the assault weapons ban passed in 1994, which was also a time that nobody said it could happen, that senator came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wa
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
senator mccain, senator schumer who helps pull off something that in washington people didn't think was possible which was a bipartisan agreement so they will take us inside that and we are going to look ahead to the coming day. before we chat with the senators we are going to welcome "politico"'s manu raju who helped break the story and after that senator mccain. before that i would like to thank bank of america for their partnership for making these conversations possible including that incrediblincredibl e brunch and inauguration where people had a great time. some people had to grade a great time. we have a great conversation with the playbook series is a forum that makes it possible for us to talk in-depth about the issues that matter the most in washington so thank you john and bank of america colleagues. out there and twitter land hash but playbook reckless and if i do it right the questions will pop up right here. i have my first tweet so we will try to do that and the tweets will pop up as week. now i would like to welcome to let it go's star manu raju. [applause] thank you
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm PST
quote , senator paul was so proud of his cooky question, that he went on fox news to brag about it. >> i think arms are being sold out of libya to turkey. i have no briefing of this, but there have been articles in news print and in the press. >> no proof. no information. no problem. who is paranoid enough to come up with something so out landish? who could it be? folks, there's only one man for the job. >> over 400 tons of weapons. >> they put it on a ship. he uses ambassador stevens as the point man with this guy. and they funnel through turkey
Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
of the chair of the agriculture committee in the senate. it will be a busy year for you. thanks for being with us. reporters. jerry hagstrom covers agriculture in depth on capitol hill. he contributes to the "national journal." and niels lesniewski is a reporter for "roll call." >> you worked very hard on the farm bill. it was not included in the fiscal cliff bill. they not include the extension that you wanted and that you had worked out with congressman lucas. what do you feel was lost by not including either the farm bill or the extension that you wanted? >> the most important thing is what you said in terms of the house. we passed a bill, as you know, back in june, strong bipartisan effort, deficit reduction of $24 billion altogether, reforms that were needed, did away with government subsidies that did not make sense. we sent it to the house. we were very close on the full bill. to my sheer surprise and shock, the house never took it up. i have never seen that before in my life, where the speaker of the house would not think that the 16 million people that work in agriculture across
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
early. thank bank of america for making fantastic conversation possible, i think it's senator schumer, senator mccain, for a fantastic conversation. thank you all. [applause] >> [inaudible conversations] wrapping up this one with senators mccain and schumer. if you missed any of the remarks you can see it in its entirety at the u.s. senate is about to gavel and this morning at 9:30 a.m. the chamber will be in mourning business until about 11:30. later at 2:30 p.m. chair of the foreign relations committee senator john kerry will be delivered his farewell address. yesterday he was confirmed in full sent to be secretary of state. that vote was 94-3. he could be sworn in as early as friday which was within the secretary hillary clinton's last day on the job. yesterday on the senate floor, a five person group of lawmakers including florida's marco rubio, senators hatch and global part -- the bill called the immigration innovation would increase the number of science engineering technology and math degrees. we will show you some of that debate into the senate gallows and at 9:30
Jan 3, 2013 10:00am EST
the house will gavel in, the new 113th congress, and the senate will do so as well. our coverage on c-span and crmbing span 2, thanks for watching. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> as you've been hearing about all morning, today is the opening day of the new 113th congress and here on the c-span networks we'll have live coverage of both the house and senate floors. the house of representatives gaveling in at 12:00 to -- at 11:00 to conclude the 112th congress and at noob eastern, the 113th congress begins. here on c-span watch the action on the house floor. the senate also gavels in for the day at noon eastern on c-span2. we'll have live coverage as senators take the oath and get sworn. in they'll also set out the rules governing the chamber over the next two years. one potential rule change that may be considered are changes to filibuster rules which allow members to block legislation. on your screen, some of the newly elected and current members of congress leaving a bipartisan prayer service this mor
Jan 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
a measure passed early this morning in the senate. it's now being considered by the house, and senators, meanwhile, are standing by in case the house makes any changes to that proposal. otherwise, no legislative work is planned in the senate today. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty god, source of strength for stressed-out emotions and strained minds, we don't pray to inform you of things you don't know or to urge you from your reluctance to help us. lord, we pray to obey your command, to arouse ourselves to action, to mitigate anxiety, to exercise faith, and to embrace your promises. thank you for using our senators, in the early morning hours of this new year, to accomplish your purposes. may the sparks from their bipartisan cooperation ignite flames of unity that will illuminate the inevitable darkness to come. lord, give our lawmakers the resiliency, resourcefulness, and resolve to accomplish your will on earth, even as it is done in heaven. we pray i
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
in washington. the debt ceiling debacle is postponed until may. the senate is close to a deal to reforming the filibuster. and we of course are waiting for the start of the nomination hearing for john kerry to be secretary of state. senator kerry is going before the committee that right now he chairs. foreign relations. and he'll be introduced by senators john mccain, by elizabeth warren and the current secretary of state, hillary clinton. it's expected to be very different than the fiery hearing yesterday in that very same room where secretary clinton made a passionate defense to republican senators aggressive questioning about what happened in benghazi. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it's our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> i want to bring in ron, national correspondent and editorial director, and michael crowley, times deputy washi
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
chairman of the senate foreign relations committee pays back $60,000 to a donor for airplane rides. and that donor is under investigation by the fbi. much more on a stranger sorry surrounding senator bob menen z menendez. good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 31st, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. now less than 30 minutes away from the start of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense. we'll take you there live for his opening statement, along with what's expected to be some tough questioning from some big-name republicans. let's get right to my first read of the morning. let's start with the hagel confirmation grilling. could be the most contentious nomination hear of the president's second term and frankly, of any of the president's cabinet picks over the two terms. hagel's chances do look better today than at any point since his name was first floated. that said, he still has very little margin for error. senators are likely to quiz the plainspoken vietnam veteran on his positions on iran, iraq, israel, afghanis
Jan 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
the difficult thing. 89 said yes in the united states senate. 257 said yes in the house of representatives. at the deadline. and they could only do it after the technical deadline of the fiscal cliff had passed. but before the practical deadline of the stock market opening this morning, and today the stock market that had remained calm throughout the fiscal cliff melodrama gave a standing ovation to the result. the dow closed up 308 points. the markets obviously didn't care that the deal was done at the last minute. in fact, the markets always correctly expected the deal to be done at the last minute. and the other thing, the other thing we have to get straight right now is did the president get a good deal? and i have this question for anyone who says the president and joe biden got a bad deal, they caved. as some of the on-line headlines said caved to republicans on income tax rates. caved. and that question is this, when is the last time you successfully negotiated an income tax increase with republican senators and congressmen? i will save you some time with that answer right now. ther
Jan 31, 2013 9:30am EST
expect senator riegle to walk in there any minute. -- we expect senator hegel to walk in there any minute. we are going to go to the room and stay here just in case it takes a while for him to come up. in the meantime, let's listen in if we can. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first will come senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we a
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
quorum call: mr. merkley: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oregon is recognized. mr. merkley: mr. president, i ask that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. merkley: i thank you, mr. president. i ask unanimous consent the period for morning business for debate be extended until 6:00 p.m., with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. merkley: thank you, mr. president, and i note the absence of a quorum. quorum call: mr. merkley: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oregon is recognized. mr. merkley: thank you, mr. president. i ask that the qrl be -- quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. merkley: thank you, mr. president. i want to first address the bill that we passed in the early hours this morning. it is a very unusual thing to be passing a bill in the early hours, certainly on the first day of the year, and this bill had a lot in it. this is a fiscal cliff bill. t
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
clear of my strong support for israel. >> senator, i heard you say when you discussed , this in the end you were -- when it comes to declaring war. is that right? >> that's exactly what i am say. this was the point. and again, i say it like i have in answering some of the other questions. it wasn't the question of the objective. i mean, i shared the objective, and i expect the others that supported the resolution objected. but as jim webb made the case and senator webb was an individual that had considerable experience in this business. he had been secretary of the navy under ronald regan and assistant secretary of defense under ronald regan and one of the most decorated veterans of vietnam. united states senator. celebrated author. lawyer. and i thought he made a pretty strong, persuasive case. so did many of us. >> let's turn to cybersecurity. i was pleased that you mentioned cyber security in your initial remarks. they have moved expand its cyber security efforts. i have to talk about colorado. the air force academy is well positioned to train those. would you talk
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Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
: g.o.p. fury erupts over the senate fiscal cliff bill. will the house try to amend that bill? if so, what happens next? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. happy new year. here in washington, the first day of 2013 is looking a lot like the last day of 2019. what started out with hope and optimism for a deal, devol ofed quickly to uncertainty about the way forward. i'm talking about the fiscal cliff bill. we look like at the fiscal cliff, the house republicans are meeting to chart a way forward. the senate passed legislation with overwhelming support this morning. the fiscal cliff legislation. when it made its way across the capitol to the republican controlled house, g.o.p. lawmakers immediately expressed concern about the lack of spending cuts. with the house majority leader publicly and bluntly stating he does not support the bill and the republicans are still at this time, as you look live behind the doors meeting at this hour, they are planning a vote series at some time. but we don't know when. it may include amending the senate bill and sen
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
on the critical questions today. we haven't had that in decades in the senate. it dies there. it doesn't get discussed there like people believe. we need to bring back debate in the senate. >> and there are times when poets have to go to places that cannot be explained away as a matter of evidence and logic, that we have to be able to reach out and put our hands on the intangible, to touch it, to feel it. to see it. >> funding is provided by c carnegie corporation in new york, committed to philanthropy and to doing good in the world. the coleberg foundation with support from the partridge foundation. the park foundation, the he herb alpert foundation, committed to passion and creativity in our society. the bernard rappaport foundation. more information at the hkh foundation, barbara g.fleischmann foundation. >>> welcome. circle next tuesday in red, the 22nd of january. that's the day the united states senate could decide whether to return from the dead by reforming the filibuster and allowing democracy to work. once upon a time, the filibuster enabled a clique of senators, or e
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
their party a favor. it's crazy to tinker with the electoral college system while losing winnable senate seats to the fringe factor. and fixing that dynamic should be the m r party's priority. instead, mcconnell might turn out who was dpeemed unak septemberble by a relatively small but passionate cadre of voters. or fighting for a system of more open primaries. that's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, michael. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, a moment of courage. today, former representative gabby giffords opened the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the horrible shootings at sandyhook elementary. ms. gifford spoke with the experience as a survivor of an asas sane's bullet. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> be bold. be courageous. more than a month has passed since twenty-first graders were gunned down at sandyhook. and the violence
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
that was the danger. at the time, speaker boehner said to the president and harry reid, the senate needs to send something our way, and we will deal with it. i thought it was a humble and honest approach. now, they got it, and i do not think they're going to like it. host: again, the house comes into session around noon eastern time. keep your television on c-span as we continue our coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff. tactically, we went over the -- technically, we went over the cliff, but all reports are if this deal is approved by the house, they could retroactively fixed the tax hikes, and also before the sequestration or automatic spending cuts kick in wednesday, the have another day to deal with that as well. guest: nothing means anything around here. they can legislate things backward and forward, and make sure nobody feels any pain. it is incredible. host: a couple of more phone calls for charles hurt. mary. in mississippi, republican caller. caller: i would like to point out to all of the democrats that are appeased this morning that he raised taxes on the rich, that all he has reall
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
me to take john kerry's senate seat when he gets confirmed as secretary of state. do i have to do everything myself around here. krystal, do i? >> no, i have been talking about you from day one. >> all right, well, that is going to be in the rewrite. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> the greatest govern or of al time, i mean the greatest, i don't mean just state, i mean colonial governors, the greatest governor in the history of governors. massachusetts governor duval patrick will get to appoint a united states senator for the second time. no massachusetts governor has ever gotten to do that twice. it is an awesome responsible. and i'll give the governor a little help with it tonight and suggest somebody who probably is not on his short list right now, or any list. except my list. and that is in the rewrite. humans. even when we cross our
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
. really, senior house and senate members have never been to a state dinner, and the list goes on and on. >> i think if we could stipulate a number of things, one is this entire debate is basically based in lunacy. >> yeah, we can stipulate. >> start with that, and second it also represents a dangerous and dramatic change of the behavioral norms, the use of the dynamics -- >> remember, no one knew what it was? >> the good old days. >> that used to get raised routinely, and it tended to be a partisan vote, meaning the party that was not in power would vote against it. >> you made a point -- now they threaten default. and of course, the -- while we're having all of this, unemployment is still -- still an intractable problem that is not being addressed. so if you can stipulate all of that, i see for all of this lunacy, there is slight progress, you saw it in -- >> wait, i just heard them, they sounded nutty. >> again, stipulating it is all lunacy, what i'm about to say is not all that dramatic or hopeful, but it is something? they're talking about the government shutdown in the continuing r
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the senate, here's a former congresswoman that by the grace of god, survived with a point-blank attack, will that have impact in your judgment with the senate? and will that help sway public pressure more to deal with some kind of gun sanity in this country? >> well, reverend, i'm looking for signs of hope. and, yes, i do see some hope in the fact that gabby giffords is still out there, still pushing this cause and that she's not alone. there's a new momentum behind this movement and behind some kind of action for gun reform. and that still seems to be alive. the fact that wayne lapierre was at the table and had not budged in his position which is much more of an adamant position he had back in the ''90s when they supported the background checks. i think considering the pe kul yar etiquette, they see the handwriting on the wall. and now that's going to be background checks and otheri i h issues are going to be a bargaining chip. i think nra wants to try to push it back as hard as they can. >> no, i mean, it's almost unthinkable that they would find objection to background checks. lorie
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
once again from the fox business network. the senate to vote within 90 minutes of the deal averting the fiscal cliff figuratively. we will go off the cliff of the nation because taxes will go up on january 1, spending cuts will essentially be ready to go into place january 1 but just the senate passed the deal and sent to the house and they passed it, this can be averted. my colleague rich edson live on capitol hill to explain why although there could be a vote tonight, this is far from a done deal. rich: absolutely. vice president joe biden who has been trying to influence senate democrats, many of them skeptical to support this deal he is negotiate with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they want this to be much lower rate is placed on the deal for individuals, $430,000 for married couples. what we're hearing now is the drafting is ongoing, national budget office is taking a look k at this to see exactly how much it is going to cost but as it is known with the impact of the deficit going to be, senator joe lieberman said a short while ago they will try to vote on this thing
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
like biden is going to be at this meeting with the democratic caucus. the democratic senators, that's supposed to start in 15 minute. he'll brief them on what's going on. he has some problems, though, with some of the more liberal democrats who apparently aren't very happy with all of the details. let's go up to the white house. jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent, is standing by. jessica, brief us on what we know right now. >> what we know is that vice president biden is now headed up to capitol hill to begin selling this compromise to the members of the u.s. senate, the democratic members of the u.s. senate who will have to vote on this and get it over the finish line. some of those members, as dana has been reporting, are going to be unhappy with elements of this deal, and will have many questions for him that he's going to have to explain to them. he's been a 35-year veteran of the senate, so he knows how to talk them off the cliff, quite literally, in this case, and get them onboard to get this over the finish line. he did it during the debt talks. he helped neg
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
senate could decide whether to return from the dead by reforming the filibuster and allowing democracy to work. once upon a time, the filibuster enabled a clique of senators, or even just one, to prolong things by speaking. you had to hold the floor continuously by not shutting up until you drop. that's what happened when mr. smith went to washington. >> mr. smith is here to see democracy's finest show of filibuster. free speech in its most dramatic form. well, i'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. even if this room gets filled with flies. and if all the armies come marching into this place, somebody will listen to me. >> no longer. the rules were changed in 1975, and these days that one senator, or a clique of them, can bring the entire senate to its these without being there in person or saying a word. while our founding fathers believed in checks and balances, they feared that kind of obstructionism. alexander hamilton, the handsome, conservative man on our $10 bill, argued against anything like it. the purpose would be, he wrote, to embarrass the administratio
Jan 24, 2013 10:00am EST
>> second day at the senate foreign relations committee here on c-span. live coverage on your left is senator warren from massachusetts. senator john mccain, of course, who will introduce senator john a. boehner. also, they're -- senator john kerry. also they're waiting for hillary clinton, john kerry to be the next secretary of state. secretary clinton wrapping up 5 1/2 hours of testimony before this committee and also before the house foreign affairs committee yesterday on the attacks in benghazi. you can find those in our video library at >> on c-span is waiting for the start of the hearing, confirmation hearing for john kerry to be the next secretary of state. this morning announced by the white house that the president will nominate mary jo white to be the new securities and exchange commission commissioner. and we will have live coverage of his announcement expected to be this afternoon at 2:30 eastern here on c-span. >> good morning. this hearing of the senate foreign relations committee to consider the next -- the nominee for the secretary of state will come to
Jan 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
want to focus on the nomination of senator chuck hegel to be the next defense secretary. the want to welcome two experts. terry schmidt and steve clemens. -- gary schmidt and steve clemons. did his nomination surprise you? >guest: it did not. when you began looking at the transition from leon panetta and asking what kind of person who would have in there, someone who would command competency and stature. he seemed an obvious choice. host: news from "the new york times." pointing out to republicans who called him and appeasers based on what he said in a rock. he voted for the rock were but then turned against that conflict. the word appeasers seems to be pretty strong. -- iraq, but then turned aginst that conflict. the word "appeaser" seems to e pretde pretty strong. guest: the most important thing that happened during the war was the search. he voted against the surge. he called the worst mistake since the vietnam. when you're talking about putting somebody as secretary of defense and has such strong views, and wrong views, that is something that will be asking him. host: we're go
Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
would pursue the massachusetts senate seat that will be vacated by john kerry when he becomes secretary of state. and because i do everything at the last minute, i still have not made up my mind. and i now have about 59 minutes left to think about it. meanwhile, the biggest republican in the country, and i mean the very, very biggest is still saying bad things about republicans. >> chris christie charges into battle. >> even though i think i'm right i'm not going to get everything i want. >> under the banner of bipartisanship. >> we're compromising to try to bring compromise and consensus. >> and he is now a cover boy. his take on his party's identity problem. >> the republicans lost at every level. >> they can't figure out who they are. >> we're finding areas of compromise, you have to compromise to get things done, compromise and work together. >> there is a new poll putting chris christie's approval at 73%. >> including 62% of democrats. >> chris christie is everywhere. >> chris christie. >> i'm here now with governor chris christie. >> chris christie is a headline waiting to happen.
Jan 13, 2013 9:35pm EST
taking place here in washington, d.c. we want to focus on the nomination of senator chuck hagel. we want to welcome to the table two experts. did his nomination surprise you? >> it did not. he spent keeping himself on tainted and logging and other kinds of things. when you look at the transition from leon panetta and asking what kind of person you would have in their, eventually to deal with what will be a shrinking defense budget, i think chuck hagel seemed a very obvious choice. i basically thought that is where the president was going to go early on. host: this is a the news from "the new york times". the war and against hagel and republicans called him in the piecer based on what he said in iraq. he voted for the war but turned against it. easer sings very strong. guest: he voted for it and then had criticism of how it was being carried out. when you talk about the secretary defense, the most important thing that happened during the war is the surge. he voted against the surge. he called the worst mistake since vietnam. we know in terms of the military, strategy and the search worked
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
.m. on a friday afternoon, on a friday afternoon specifically when neither the house nor the senate was in session. hello? hello? anybody there? if a voice mail falls in the empty capitol, maybe the light on the phone still blinks, at least? yeah. so that happened on friday. an inauspicious beginning for the president's mighty, mighty new political operation, for them launching their big grassroots push for gun reform, which is otherwise seen through traditional means as being something that is almost impossible to get. that was friday. today, look at this. if you go looking for the president's new organizing group, if you go looking for organizing for action online, so you get online and you type into your browser, say, "", if you type that into your browser what you find is you land on the nra home page. you get redirected to the national rifle association, to the opposite side of the gun reform argument. and that is because organizing for action failed to register their own natural domain names when they launched. the website tech president noticed this on monday. organiz
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
. the main person that i legislated with was senator kennedy. now senator ken by was considered one of the most -- senator kennedy was considered one of the most liberal people in the senate. i've always been considered one of the most conservative people in the senate. but we were able to work together to get 38 bills out of committee and through this body. the worst vote we ever got was 15 votes against. how did we do that? well, we didn't try to solve the world's problems all in one bill. we took an issue at a time and we found the common ground. we found what we could agree on. and that was usually about 80% of the whole issue. 80%. that's pretty good. we worked on issues that had been around here 10 or 12 or 15 years without passing, coming to the floor numerous times. and what we mainly had to do was sit down with the stakeholders who were intensely interested in the bill and who had been lobbying on that bill for years and years and years. and we'd say to them this is what we can get. this is what we have to leave out. it wasn't compromise. compromise is when you give up half
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